Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hi Everyone!

It's me again! I have not fallen off the face of the earth...yet! It's been SUPER busy around our house right now! We have repainted the entire thing!!! It's been in an effort to get it to sell, but it doesn't look like we are going any where anytime soon. Bah.

I have also joined something pretty cool! Have you heard of Macaroni Kid? It's a national network of local events newsletters for families!! I post a weekly(and yes, I've gotten it out on time!!) events newsletter of all the family friendly goings-on I can find. For me, it's another way to support families in my area, but it's also a great way to be connected to the community. Check out my site: www.concord.macaronikid.com, or the national site: www.macaronikid.com. There are currently 190 sites in the US, but if there is not one for your area, you can join and have your own work from home job! Just tell Nicki(nicki@macaronikid.com) that I sent you when you contact her to join!

I'll have some templates(I've been working on a ton, just haven't gotten them together enough to post!) for you soon, but this week is my birth conference!! I'll be back soon, Lesli!

In the meantime, check out the store for some quick album sets to scrap your summer vacation!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Template #84!

Hello! I'm up late tonight waiting for info on a friend in labor!! So, you get a treat while I'm waiting....

First, my girls and I attended an awesome fundraising Tea today! Some friends of mine work with an organization to deliver safe birthing kits to the women of Tanzania. It is just $5.00 a kit, and using one reduces the woman's risk of dying in birth by 13 times!!! In honor of that occasion today, I want to remind you of my Time for Tea Template Set! For every Time For Tea set that is purchased between now and Mother's Day(May 9 in the US), I'll donate $1.00 to www.charamission.org for birthing kits!! Do you think we could donate 4 kits to help mommies and babies?




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And now, for your treat, Template #84:

Template 83 is still available for the time being, so scroll down for it! Also, don't forget to visit The Paper Iris's Facebook Fanpage to join for updates and such!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


So how's it hanging out in digiland? It's been slightly controlled chaos around here!

We've had a very busy couple of months, and there's been so much going on I have not had more than a few minutes to work on templates. I do have one for you today!

I am in the midst of working very hard on my certifications. I am working to become certified as a Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Educator. Once I complete those certs, I will begin working on my certification as a Parenting Coach. I have also started attending births! I have two births under my belt as a doula!! YAY!! This job is AWESOME!!! If you want to see what I am up to, or are interested in tips and info on pregnancy, birth, and parenting, check out my facebook fanpage:

Also, I am working to build my fan base and help ladies in need, so for every 600 new fans I will attend the birth of one mom-to-be in need. Become a fan and share the page to help someone without spending a dime!

Now for the digigoods! In keeping up with the social media times, The Paper Iris now has a FANPAGE on Facebook too!! Check out the link below to become a fan!! I'll have discounts, tips, and more there!

Here's your template for today:

Template 83:

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BTW, don't forget about all the awesome template sets for your Mother's Day gifts, summer vacations, spring break trips etc! They are in the store for you! Here's just a couple examples of what you will find there:

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Well, that's it for now. I hope to have more up soon, but with working on these certs, they have to take priority until they are finished. So, I'll be back, sometime!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Hi! We've had lots of the ickies around here recently, see you soon!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy (Almost) Valentine's!

So, are you snowed in yet? We've gotten a good bit here in NC, but NOWHERE near what those of you in the Northeast have! If you are one of the ones snowed in, happy scrapping!

For this week, your scrapping prompt is Love. How is love shown in your home, by your parents, to your children, etc. Go ahead and scrap some Valentine's stuff, but also focus on the everyday ways that love is shown around your house. For me, I could scrap about how my rambunctious little 14 month old will occasionally stop what she is doing to come hug Mommy, or how my 4 year old(on Monday!! How is she growing up so fast???) will color a picture just for me. Focus on those little moments that you won't remember in 5 years, but that make today worthwhile.

For those that have offered encouragement while I have been nursing this challenging little one, thank you so much. We weaned last week, and while I am sad that we are done, it is SOOOOOOO nice to have my body back, and not worry AT ALL about what I am eating. I'm taking a couple days to not think about food, then next week will start working really hard to get the extra pregnancy weight off, since I could not diet because of her issues. I have my 10 year High School reunion coming up in June, and want to look awesome!!

Just in time for V-day, I have a new set in the store!! The Happy Hearts set has one previous freebie, and two new templates! Have fun!!!

Happy Hearts

Finally, here are your goodies for this post!

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Since the last post, we've had nasty weather and colds, so I have been working on the pc a good bit. I've got some more goodies coming up soon!! See you soon!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Almost Feb?

How in the world is the first month of 2010 almost over? It is flying by around here! I finally have my website up and running for my Harmony business! Yay!! Here's the link if you want to check it out: www.harmonyparenting.com! I'm so giddy!!

We are hanging in here. Erin has almost finished this cycle of teething! We may get to sleep again sometime soon! I am working like crazy on getting my certifications finished, but it is amazingly difficult to find childcare for these munchkins while I am at a birth, and I have to attend 3 for my cert. I am hoping to have it done by the end of March.

I have been thinking a lot about my scrapping for this year. I wanted to make templates that focused on the ordinary, but have come to the conclusion that templates can be made into anything, so a specific focus won't really work for that. I've decided that I am going to simply continue with the templates as I have been, giving you freebies and then posting ones for sale in the store. For my focus this year, I will give you a prompt/challenge with each post to remind you to focus on the day to day reality you live.

This week's prompt is Your Relationships. Who means the most to you? What relationships get you through your day? Who do you rely on when you need that shoulder? Your challenge this post is to create a layout or book focusing on the people that add the spice to your life. For me, it's my little ones, my hubby, and the friends that I can rely on when this stage of life gets overwhelming. (ps. Don't forget to check the store for some great templates for this challenge!)

If you complete this challenge, post a link to it in the comments section, or email me @ thepaperiris @ gmail . com if you want to hide your info. I will select one commenter/emailer for a free item in the store.

Now for your goodie! They're calling for snow tomorrow night here, which would be nice since we have not had ANY this year!

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Talk to you soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Happy New Year, Everyone!

Whew! It's been a looooong month around here! Between the Holidays, nasty colds, 8 teeth coming through, Family time and all, it's been busy! We are almost back into our routine, but its still a bit rough getting going in the morning! Have any of you made the family chart from Template 73? I LOVE ours!!! I feel so peaceful with my brain hanging on the wall, instead of trying to remember everything all the time. If you didn't get the template, you can find it in the store by clicking on the pic here:

TPI Chart Smart

So, who's given up on Project 365 so far? (raises hand) ME! I have come to terms with the fact that at this stage I just don't need something else to keep up with. Instead, I am going to make sure to focus on the everyday this year, because I know that someday I'm going to miss this time when they are so little and fun. I'll have some templates for the ordinary later on in the month.

Now, for your new goodies!

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See you soon!!